"Fashion Rocks" With Southern Charm

Country music sensation Keith Urban will rock the stage at Fashion Rocks. CBS/The Early Show

Music and fashion go together like Dolce & Gabbana so in celebration of Fashion Week and the looks that rock, musicians took the stage Sept. 5 for "Fashion Rocks," which airs tonight on CBS at 9 p.m.

Country music sensation Keith Urban was one of many musicians who rocked out on stage, which is appropriate considering his latest hit is called "You Look Good In My Shirt."

Early Show correspondent Debbye Turner Bell caught up with Urban to discuss his fashion sense, southern twangs and being a new dad.

"Fashion Rocks" was a new platform for the two-time Grammy winner, who regularly thrills fans at sold-out concerts on the road.

"When I'm touring, it's us and the audience and you play and it's a connection. The TV gets involved and the cameras and lights and angles and you got to stop and do this and it can be a bit -- sometimes a bit disruptive," Urban admitted.

Urban said that he's not intimidated because he's on television, but it's a little bit intimidating to have all of those people sitting in the audience.

This marks the fifth "Fashion Rocks," which includes performances from pop heavyweights Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Fergie and Rihannah.

According to Urban, he most looked forward to meeting Justin Timberlake, a fellow Tennessean.

A native of Australia, Urban, has been living in Nashville for ten years and has a mix of an Aussie accent accompanied by a somewhat southern drawl.

Urban's biggest hit this year was the birth of his daughter, Sunday Rose, with wife Nicole Kidman. Sunday Rose has not only profoundly affected Urban's life, but she has had an impact on his music.

"Since having that little girl and being married and everything has just kind of come into a whole new focus and I have a passion for it that is really profound," Urban said. "I play guitar more than I've ever played it…Because I don't take it for granted," he said.

Fatherhood may have affected his music, but Urban's wardrobe hasn't changed much.

Urban describes his style and fashion sense as being "just comfortable" because he needs to move around well while performing.

In addition to the star-studded lineup, a Gibson guitar signed by Fashion Rocks performers and presenters and a jacket signed by Urban will be auctioned on eBay and the proceeds will go to Stand Up To Cancer.
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